I PROMISE, I started this on Tuesday! It’s just been that week, you know? But never mind ~ fun stuff to show you!
I was going to open with “summertime, and the livin’ is easy .. ” ~ but that’s not til June, is it? You’ve probably never heard of the sticky, red earth white, sandy beaches of East Tennessee, where you can relax in the warm sun and work on your tanning bed hours tan. Or the totally awesome speedboat waves on the Tennessee river where you can catch a fish curl and ride all the way to the next dam for miles. We’ve done a pretty great job of keeping these treats a secret from non-Volunteers lo these many years.
Well, anyways, that’s what I was thinking when I found these two cute personalized ornaments in the middle of the Christmas store in the mountains of East Tennessee. Actually, just about everyone around here heads to a coast for spring break, and they surf on cruise ships these days, right? I love the bright colors and the easy, warm feel of these two ~ they would be great mementos of your special vacation in the sand, wherever you happen to find it!
You’re probably expecting something more like this for your Smoky Mountain vacation, right?
And we welcome a lot of honeymooners to the area every year, too!
Don’t forget, our Buy 3, get the 4th free ornament sale is still going on – you could order all four of these and one would be free!
We’ve added the American Expedition line to the store this spring ~ a beautiful collection of pieces of interest to sportsmen and women who love nature at its best ~ outside where it belongs. Okay, I’m just kidding .. a little. Take a look at these very grand wall clocks, each featuring a gorgeous illustration and a unique quote about the exploration and discovery of nature.
Just at the bottom of the photo you can glimpse some of the other products in this collection – insulated drink mugs, a pocket flask, playing cards, fine milled soaps, and several other items are available in a variety of striking images. It’s an outstanding group that you’ll want to see on your next visit to the store (she says, having realized that they are not on the website yet)!
The fancy cars are rolling into town for this weekend’s show – what a creative bunch we humans are! Some crazy sights to see. The vehicles sitting all day along the parkway with their hoods propped open remind me of crocodiles relaxing on the banks of the Nile river in the heat of the afternoon sun; they hinge their jaws open in exactly the same manner. You know, you never see a bird picking the teeth of a crocodile .. I wonder why?
~Janet @ The Christmas Place